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    SUMMARY Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics) READ & DOWNLOAD ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Henry Fielding Henry Fielding à 0 READ Having been introduced to Tom Jones as a film some many years ago I then read the original bookas a library copy and enjoyed the romp and uaint elegantly over polite language I bought the Kindle version to experience all this over again An enjoyable revisitation if you have the time to study the flowery language and spellings

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READ á Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics) Tom Jones 1749 is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work and one of the first and most influential of English novels At the center of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands a hero whose actions were in 1749 as shocking as they are funny today This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough Notes Maps and Bibliography About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and muc One of those great books that I hadn t read so I thought it about time to take it on A superb satire that made me laugh out loud on several occasions I found the prose fluent than I had imagined but it may put off those who find it a struggle to read earlier forms of modern English It was well worth the effort and I read it uickly despite its length and the fact that I needed to refer to various dictionaries Grose 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue was a useful aid Definitely recommended

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READ á Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics) HTom Jones 1749 is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work and one of the first and most influential of English novels At the center of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands a hero whose actions were in 1749 as shocking as they are funny today This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough Notes Maps and Bibliography About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and muc A classic picaresue comic yarn I started it when I was 17 and ploughed to a stop in a few pages up to my neck in the treacle of eighteenth century prose Or perhaps sawdust rather than treacle this is dry stuff after all But this time with many years and books under my belt I was able to enjoy and even relish the orotund sentences the disingenuous authorial posturing and the windy dialogueBriefly Tom a bastard is taken under the wing of the benevolent Suire Allworthy and later falls for Sophia pure hearted daughter of a neighbour the blustering Suire Western Allworthy s nephew Blifil schemes to get Tom out of the way of any inheritance and after numerous bawdy and domestic episodes Tom is turned out and hits the road Rambling across the land he has many adventures before fetching up in London There the other characters gather for various reasons and after much confusion things come to a satisfying endThere s a lot to laugh at in this book the passage in mock Homeric prose about a slattern beating up a disapproving congregation in the churchyard had me choking on the bus But then there s a lot of this book in general and I could have done with the chuckles being closer together Fielding paints his world in conversation and psychology the senses are little catered for so that for instance the long grey middle of the novel is a bewildering succession of inns and roads and bedrooms with no physical descriptions to anchor the reader in the world Reading this over months on my commute I soon lost track of people places and incidents That said it s good fun all the way along and the close satirical observation of manners and character retains its good natured bite across the centuriesMuch of this may be illustrated by a paragraph in which Blifil refers to the wisdom of the hypocrite priest Thwackum and the dissolute philosopher SuareFor these reasons Mr Blifil was so desirous of the match that he intended to deceive Sophia by pretending love to her and to deceive her father and his own uncle by pretending he was beloved by her In doing this he availed himself of the piety of Thwackum who held that if the end proposed was religious as surely matrimony is it mattered not how wicked were the means As to other occasions he used to apply the philosophy of Suare which taught that the end was immaterial so that the means were fair and consistent with moral rectitude To say truth there were few occurrences in life on which he could not draw advantage from the precepts of one or other of those great mastersIf that doesn t draw up the corners of your lips this novel is probably not for you

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READ á Tom Jones (Oxford World's Classics) Tom Jones 1749 is rightly regarded as Fielding's greatest work and one of the first and most influential of English novels At the center of one of the most ingenious plots in English fiction stands a hero whose actions were in 1749 as shocking as they are funny today This carefully modernized edition is based on Fielding's emended fourth edition text and offers the most thorough Notes Maps and Bibliography About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and much Having read an edition of Pepys Diary which was written in the 17th century with no problems I didn t anticipate a problem with this written in the 18th century Having not seen the printed version I don t know if the problem is just with the Kindle edition which resembles either a computer generated word for word translation from a language such as Latin or whether the text for Kindle is an uncorrected result from a primitive Optical Character Recognition program With patience and a bit of imagination it is possible to decipher it but I couldn t face doing it for the nearly 1000 pages It is described as a humorous novel but in this case the joke is on the buyer However it is free so give it a try if this has aroused your curiosity

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